Anna Atkins

1799 - 1871

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Anna Atkins (née Children; 16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871) was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Atkins has received more than 373,580 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Atkins is the 180th most popular biologist (down from 160th in 2019), the 1,032nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Anna Atkins ranks 180 out of 1,097Before her are Ana Aslan, Wilhelm Johannsen, George Wald, Giuseppe Acerbi, Jakob von Uexküll, and Theodor Escherich. After her are George Robert Gray, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Peter Medawar, Stephen Jay Gould, Armand David, and Jeffrey C. Hall.

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Among people born in 1799, Anna Atkins ranks 12Before her are William Lassell, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Karl Bryullov, Charles II, Duke of Parma, and Fromental Halévy. After her are Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Rodolphe Töpffer, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, John Lindley, and Vincenz Priessnitz. Among people deceased in 1871, Anna Atkins ranks 15Before her are Omar Pasha, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Wilhelm Weitling, Alexander Afanasyev, and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. After her are Filippo Taglioni, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Anselme Payen, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, Charles Paul de Kock, and Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anna Atkins ranks 1,032 out of 8,785Before her are Mary Mallon (1869), John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Ricky Gervais (1961), Woodes Rogers (1679), Jeremy Brett (1933), and Michael Palin (1943). After her are George Robert Gray (1808), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), John Balliol (1249), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Kenny Baker (1934), and James Murray (1837).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Anna Atkins ranks 25Before her are Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), John Ray (1627), William Carey (1761), William Bateson (1861), Martin Evans (1941), and John Boyd Orr (1880). After her are George Robert Gray (1808), Ian Wilmut (1944), Henry Walter Bates (1825), George Shaw (1751), Charles Bell (1774), and Oldfield Thomas (1858).